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10 mind blowing facts in world cricket

1. Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has more Test centuries at Lord’s than batting greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara and VVS Laxman combined.

2. Master Blaster and record holder with most runs in both ODIs and Test, Sachin Tendulkar has bowled more deliveries in ODIs than bowling greats like Imran Khan, Malcolm Marshall, Shoaib Akhtar, Dale Steyn, Lance Klusener and Mitchell Johnson. 

3. Former Australian batsmen Brad Hodge featured only in 6 Test matches for his country although he had the highest score of 203 runs and averaged 52.12.

4. Kenya has made it to the semi-final of ICC World Cup. Once labelled as ‘Giant Killers’, Kenya are now struggling to book their place in the World Cup but they played 2003 World Cup semi-final against India. They put a good fight before losing the game.

5. Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Sami bowled 17 deliveries during the 2004 Asia Cup against Bangladesh. He bowled four no-balls and seven wides. 

6. Little Master Sachin Tendulkar has 100 centuries in his name. Out of which 51 were in Test matches. But Tendulkar could never put his name on centurion board at the Lord’s. 

7. Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah has more centuries in his name than Indian captain Virat Kohli in the past one and half years.

8. Indian captain Virat Kohli has a wicket in his name without a counting delivery. During a match against England in 2011 Kohli bowled his first bowl of his T20I career but got a wicket in a wide ball. His figures read 0-0-0-1.

9. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has more five-wicket hauls in ODIs than bowling legend of Australia, Shane Warne. 

10. Australian captain and wicket keeper Tim Paine and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin always had a bad relation. Paine was regularly seen teasing and bullying Ashwin. Ashwin has five centuries in his name while Paine is yet to make his debut century. 

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